It’s time to clean out my freezer! Do you remember my Philly Cheesesteak Joe’s and Lettuce Wraps post? I knew I wanted to set some leftovers aside and try one more thing with them. How about a Philly Cheesesteak Quesadilla?
My husband and I weren’t extremely hungry last night, but I knew I had to have a little something. This turned out to be just enough.
I had about 2/3 cup of the Philly Cheesesteak filling leftover from a month or so ago waiting for me in my freezer. I had planned to make these in the near future, so I already had the tortillas and bell pepper, and of course we always keep a few packages of cheese at all times. I grabbed my Quesadilla maker, set it out on the counter, and plugged it in to warm up. After spraying it with nonstick cooking spray, I placed a tortilla on the iron, spooned about 1/3 cup of the meat mixture onto the tortilla, followed by a little extra red bell pepper, and about 1/4 cup of cheese, being careful to leave about a inch border around the edges of the tortilla. I slapped one more tortilla on top and closed the lid. 3 minutes later, the quesadilla was complete. I repeated this process to make one more, cut them with a pizza wheel and we were ready to eat. It was that simple!
Quesadillas are also great for entertaining. Have you ever had a “make your own quesadilla” party? Set out all of the ingredients for your guests to choose from, then allow everyone to create their very own quesadilla. Everyone will have a great time customizing their own quesadilla and sharing a triangle of their creation with others. It’s always fun to try what other people can come up with!